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From: James Randi --- Wizard Message-ID: <263v72$> Newsgroups: sci.skeptic Wow! The Mars Observer is safe at last! Heavy psychics are on the job, folks! "Riley G" (he who bats 0 for 6) has announced that he and his buddy Uri Geller are willing to go to NASA headquarters and solve The Problem of the Lost Probe. That is, of course, if they're invited by NASA. The last time we heard a claim that NASA was clamoring for psychic help, the Information Officer there was convulsed in glee when asked about the possibility. This exciting news flash tells us that ". . . both Uri and "Riley" are presently trying to locate the source of the jamming." What a relief! I was real worried about losing the Observer, but of course we can all relax now. Whew! Talk about close calls! According to this "Immediate Release" (wouldn't want the world to be kept ignorant of this great news any longer than necessary!) there are "Two (2) psychics . . . busy doing their own mind probes" on the problem, so I just KNOW that the Observer will be safe. Maybe within two (2) days, even! Or, knowing how capricious these remarkable powers are, maybe not for two hundred (200) years...... And to think that "Riley" and his chum can do this important work "from their homes"! Will wonders never cease? To quote the divine Hooker: Hope beginneth here with a trembling expectation of things far removed, and as yet but only heard of. I can't wait..... JRANDI


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